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Why you should choose Invisalign

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6th September 2019

Why you should choose Invisalign

It has been reported that as many as 40% of the British public are currently unhappy with their teeth. Our teeth certainly mean a lot to us, as their visible during almost all of our speech and expressions. If you’re unhappy with crooked, misaligned, or just generally unappealing teeth, then the chances are you’ve considered straightening them before but just don’t know where to look. Many adults, however, shy away from the idea of having braces due to their fear of the dreaded train track look across their teeth which affects the appearance and think that is the only solution. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice, we are proud to offer the Invisalign in Clapham.

What are Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign is a tooth straightening system that does the job exactly like the traditional brace but looks nothing like that. In fact, apart from its function they actually distance themselves right from the start in terms of characteristics and Invisalign is reported to create a far more enjoyable treatment journey. Invisalign aligners are two separate trays one for your top row of your teeth, one for the lower which will fit over your teeth. They’re custom made to your mouth and therefore a far more personalised tooth straightening system.


Invisalign are essentially clear braces

Invisalign take traditional braces and essentially revamp them. For example, a lot of adults opt for Invisalign because the aligner trays are clear. This means they’re incredibly discreet, allowing your natural teeth to show through the plastic so they don’t ruin your smile. There are no metal wires or brackets, but instead a smooth clear plastic that doesn’t infringe on your natural expression and confidence.


Invisalign are removable

They are indeed removable and are not fused to your teeth with dental adhesives, brackets, and wires, but instead fit over your teeth similarly to a gum shield albeit a clear, more comfortable looking gum shield. They can be taken out prior to meals, teeth cleaning and the occasional selfie so you don’t find yourself tight lipped.


Invisalign doesn’t limit your diet

Adults braces come with a lot of considerations and a long list of them. It’s wise to stay away from the likes of eating apples, crusty bread, toffee or any sticky sweets during the course of your treatment. On the plus side, because Invisalign are removable, there’s no need to alter your meal times or skip over your favourites on the dinner menu. Instead, you can simply remove your aligner, clean your teeth and aligner then pop it back in when you’re done.


Invisalign are more comfortable to wear

There is a lot of discomfort associated with lingual braces, these being the traditional metal kind. Because they’re fused to your teeth, there’s a lot of pulling and forcing with your teeth in order to get them into an aligned position. Alternative issues like your wires being prone to snapping or a bracket that can shift causing a lot of discomfort not only on your teeth, but your gums and soft tissues too can cause issues.


With its popularity soaring, Invisalign is now widely available nationwide and that includes Clapham. Here at Crescent Lodge Dental Practice we provide Invisalign to those who are seeking a true transformation. Achieve a straighter smile in a discreet and comfortable way today by booking your initial consultation.